President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the dignitaries who paid rich tribute to former prime minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary. President Kovind paid homage to Vajpayee at ‘Sadaiv Atal’, a memorial to the former prime minister, the Rashtrapati Bhavan stated in a tweet.Also Read - PM Modi Invited to US 'Summit for Democracy', Likely to Participate: Sources

Besides Kovind and Modi, top Union ministers also attended a prayer meeting at the memorial and paid homage to the first prime minister from the saffron party. Vajpayee’s visionary leadership saw the country’s development reach unprecedented heights, Modi said in a tweet. “His efforts for making a strong and prosperous India will be remembered forever,” he said. Also Read - Noida Airport: PM Modi Sounds Power-Packed UP Poll Bungle, Takes Dig At Opposition | Read Top Quotes Here

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla pays tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Home Minister Amit Shah

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Minister Piyush Goyal